Hayabusa 2, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) spacecraft has successfully rendezvoused with its target 162173 Ryugu, the diamond-shaped asteroid on June 27, 2018. The spacecraft which is now just 20 kilometers away from the asteroid was launched on December 03, 2014, and it has reached its target after three and a half hours of journey.
Japan all set to land on an asteroid
As Hayabusa 2 is now maintaining a constant distance from the asteroid, the Japanese Space Agency will soon begin exploring the strangely-shaped asteroid. The spacecraft will close the distance to Ryugu to just 5 kilometers by next month and during the exploration, Hayabusa 2 will also map the surface of the asteroid.
If everything goes well, Ryugu will land on the surface of the asteroid during late September or early October 2018. After initial analysis, Hayabusa 2 will return a sample of the asteroid back to the earth by late 2020.
Japan's secret plan to colonize asteroid exposed?
In the meantime, a section of conspiracy theorists has started claiming that the Hayabusa 2 mission which is being carried out by JAXA is to test whether inhabiting an asteroid in the future is a possibility.
UFO researcher Tyler Glockner, in a video uploaded to his Secureteam10, suggested that the Japanese Space Agency might be hiding the truth regarding asteroid colonization plans. Glockner revealed that the diamond-shape of the asteroid is very strange to be real, and he made it clear that something strange is happening out in deep space.
The UFO researcher even argued that Ryugu might be an artificial structure.
The video uploaded by Secureteam10 soon went viral, and it has already racked up more than 315,000 views on YouTube. And viewers were quick to add their opinions.
"I think Japan probably got intimidated by President Trump when he said that America must be the dominant force in space, so he introduced U.S. Space Force, the sixth branch of the armed forces. And now Japan is in the picture," commented Jerry Celebrity, a YouTube user.
Another YouTube user named Wulfomir claimed that the strange structures in space could be actually the alien camouflage technology used to hide their presence from human eyes.
"To me, it would make sense if an alien civilization would use very advanced camouflage to pass unnoticed. I know I would if total invisibility is not available," commented Wolfomir.
Researchers discussing the possibility of asteroid colonization
A few days back, IB Times reported that a team of researchers has started discussing the possibilities of building advanced cities on asteroids. Even though there are many hurdles to colonize an asteroid including cosmic radiation and microgravity, experts believe that a fully fledged city will be soon built in a nearby asteroid in the near future.